As a Mother's Day gift to myself, I am going through my photographs of my family from the last year. I wish I could say I take millions of photographs of my kids. But the truth is, for a variety of reasons (you don't need to hear my sob story, we are all busy), I take surprisingly few photos of them. But like any parent, I really cherish the photos I have of them. I did a blog post about Dane when he turned four. Recently my "baby" turned two, so I wanted to share some of my favorite shots of sweet Nellie from her second year. I especially love these first two photos, as I feel like they sum up so much about this year for her.
This face is my favorite, because she thinks she's hiding and in a second she will open her eyes and say "Here me is!"
Maura and Patrick are past clients of mine (whom I adore!), and I was so excited to get to see them during my recent trip to Florida. We took a few photographs of them to celebrate this exciting time in their lives. We were lucky to be able to take their photos in such a "magical" place ;)
Our family, along with my husband's family, recently got back from a Disney trip extravaganza. I wasn't sure what to expect, but ended up so impressed by the way Disney thinks of everything. Our kids were the youngest and they actually ended up each getting pretty (really) sick throughout the week. But despite the ups and downs, we made some super awesome memories. I realized the same survival rules apply at home or on vacation with toddlers. When they are fussy, put them in some form of water. Ice cream makes everyone feel better. A stroller can save the day (this little "shark" was hands down the MVP of the trip).
This was as close as we got to a decent family photo - sorry Dane.
Again the stoller wins MVP, they actually liked riding together. Best $30 given to Disney.
Maggie and John were married on a chilly but lovely sunshine and blue skies winter day. Their wedding was classy and sophisticated but also full of laughs. I love that these two are brilliant (both doctors), but they don't take themselves too seriously, and their connection is undeniable. One of my favorite details of their day was that they were married at the Basilica of St. Mary but the chose to do the ceremony in the back chapel where the choir sings. It was wonderfully grand and intimate at the same time. The reception was held at the elegant Minikahda Country Club in Minneapolis. And of course every detail was perfection thanks to the amazing Sarah Trotter of Lasting Impressions. Maggie and John, thank you for welcoming me into your lives, and for letting me capture your beautiful wedding day!
Kristin and Jason are expecting their first baby (girl!) and they are so ready and so excited. This is a peek into the world that their lucky little baby will be welcomed into. She may have some competition with Albie the dog, but I can tell their will be plenty of love to go around.